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Unread 06-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #16
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One of the reasons I didn't put springs was I wanted to keep it low to the ground. I figure I can run the tires about 25psi to help absorb some of the bumps. Plus I don't plan on pulling it very far. Had I done more research I would have used a torsion axel instead but this one was welded on already. It's not optimum but oh we'll.

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Unread 06-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #17
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I didn't get to work on the smoker but I did get to do some cooking on the uds for the zombie response team. Pics coming shortly
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A few ribs and fatties. And some steak on the wok!!!

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One of the reasons I didn't put springs was I wanted to keep it low to the ground. I figure I can run the tires about 25psi to help absorb some of the bumps. Plus I don't plan on pulling it very far. Had I done more research I would have used a torsion axel instead but this one was welded on already. It's not optimum but oh we'll.

Keep the comments coming. Hopefully someone will catch a mistake before it happens!! LOL
Hmmm...my experience pulling my own trailer is that when the tire pressure is too low in my trailer tires I get a really bad back and forth sway with my trailer. maybe it's just my set-up. It will be interesting to see how yours will do. That firebox looks great and the frame looks like it'll be nice and strong. Keep the pics flowing bro!
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I have to say that I think that you are making a HUGE mistake not putting springs on the axle and mounting them to the frame of the trailer. You're going to have a VERY bumpy ride with out them. And running your tires that low has it's own sets of issues also. You could likely blow one out and/or damage a rim. Not sure I'd want to be towing thousands of lbs behind me at any real speed if and when that happens.
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I can always add a torsion axel afterwards if it becomes an issue. We shall see.
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Does anybody know who or where to get the best/most reliable temp gauge?
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Here is a good place.

http://www.rivercountry101.com/servlet/StoreFront
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That's a pretty sweet thermometer. That'll be added to the shopping list!!!
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Ok finally getting back to construction on the smoker. The fire box ha turned out to be way more work than anticipated but I'm enjoying the quiet time.

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Before insulation!

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This insulation is flakey and hard to deal with but I finally got it in there!

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Any volunteers to come help lift this box off the table!!??!!
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I like what you got going so far besides the axle direct to the trailer. I am trying to get my materials together to start building my trailer pit as well. I have never seen the firebox like that. Where did you get details for that like what to use, kind of insulation, spacing, etc? I could really use that so I don't have to worry so much about a hot spot being near the firebox. Does it help hold heat better or does it keep you from buring some fool that wants to lean on it, lol.
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The box design came from a fellow brethren (thatswhatshesaidbbq) and he got the design from a jambo pit design. So I did more looking and finally seen some goods pics if the jambo and off I went. I insulated for better heat control and also for safety during tailgate parties.

The insulation is fiber wool board. It came from a place in Springfield MO. Pretty cheap I thought so that's what I went with it has a 2000° melting point. It's 2" thick.

Yeah I have gotton crucified over the whole solid axel thing but I'll take care of that at a later date.
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Putting the box and the chamber together was a little trick but I got it!!!

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Today I worked on the grate and the doors. I was hoping since I cut the doors with a plasma cutter that they would fit right back in place. NOPE!! 3 hrs later thet finally fit.

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The grill grate on the right is removable incase cleaning is needed.

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